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Cellphones can hasten malaria diagnosis, treatment

A study published in Malaria Journal suggests that the use of cellphones in remote areas of Bangladesh helps field workers more quickly diagnose and treat malaria. The technology, however, must be combined with "on-the-ground knowledge of the area and the people" to be truly helpful, researchers said. (2/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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